Pruss’s Simple Argument Against Divine Command Theory

Pruss avoids the complications of counterfactuals and reasons like this:

    [1] (Premise) Necessarily, torturing the innocent is wrong.
    [2] (Premise) Possibly, God does not forbid torturing the innocent.
    [3] (Premise) If divine command theory is true, then it is the case that: necessarily, something is wrong if and only if it is forbidden by God.
    [4] Therefore, divine command theory is not true.

Read the whole thing to see how his grad students respond.


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